Kamil Detyniecki, MD, cares for patients at the Yale Medicine Epilepsy & Seizure Center, offering such treatments as deep brain stimulation, medication and surgery. “We can make a major impact in a patient’s quality of life by reducing or stopping his or her seizures,” Dr. Detyniecki says. “It is very satisfying for me as a doctor when we see a patient who has struggled with uncontrollable seizures be made seizure-free and returns to normal life.”
He also works on national and local levels to investigate new anti-epileptic medications and treatment techniques. This work has led to better care and opportunities for clinical trials for his patients. “We offer new imaging techniques including MRI, PET, SPECT,” he says. An assistant professor of neurology at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Detyniecki focuses his research on the prevalence and risk factors for seizure clusters, and new imaging techniques to better localize seizures and anti-epileptic adverse effects.